Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Park Wife Hillbilly

I can not believe it has been so long since I interacted with my bloggity friends on here. Did you miss me? Um, did you know I was not around? Don't answer that, the answer might send me into the corner with leftover chocolate dipped strawberries from Valentine's Day and hours of browsing Pinterest for cool things that I will never get around to doing.

See, I have been a bit busy. I know, aren't we all. Not only have we re-launched Arkansas Women Bloggers (which thankfully, I have had some fantastic, heavy-lifting done by Julie at Eggs and Herbs), but we finally were able to move back to the mountains.  Woohooooo (insert boisterous cheers here)!

I first fell in love with the beautiful mountains in Arkansas after I left Memphis, married Big Buckaroo, and moved to Petit Jean State Park. We loved it there - the beauty, the people, what an extraordinary place. Then, we moved to a historical park in a flat, sandy area. Great for gardening, but no mountains. I had many wonderful friends there and (watch out, about to gush over the love of my life) Big Buckaroo did an extraordinary job with that park. He definitely left it a MUCH better place than he found it.

I have spent the last month unpacking boxes in a beautiful new home, exploring our incredible new town that for all you Gilmore Girls fans (if you haven't watched it, start tonight, one of my favorite shows EVER) is just like Stars Hollow, getting kids settled into new surroundings and being there for Big Buckaroo as he has taken on managing a huge park with many facets. Oh, and I watched all nine seasons of As Time Goes By. Love me some Judi Dench.

I have also been fighting Internet connection issues. Let's just say it is not pretty when a blogger and social media gal is not connected to the web consistently for a month and a half. Hand over the chocolate sistah! Actually, although frustrating at times, it has been good as we transitioned. The time I allot for the computer each day has been added to extra games of UNO with the Buckaroos, decorating the house, visiting cool shops in our town, and cooking a little more. So, my disconnect has not been all bad, well there is the increased number of dirty pots, but, alright, not all bad.

Watch out, The Park Wife is back and oh mercy, what tales I will have to tell in this extraordinary place I live, with three of the most incredible guys, and a fish. (we no longer have our horse, chickens, goats, nope, no farm animals at our new place). But, just wait and see what we do have, I can not wait to share this next chapter of our life with you.

Hillbilly with awesome boots,
The Park Wife

11 comments:

upnorth said...

I wondered where you were(like where's Wardo, but you), but thought maybe you were all sick or something horrible! But there you were moving and loving your new life!!!! Happy for you!!

upnorth said...

I meant Waldo, can't spell this morning apparently!

turquoisemoon said...

Waiting for all your stories. Fun!!!

Carlton Family Farms said...

Sounds like you are settling in well up there. I hate it that we met at the end of your journey here. Maybe one of theses days we can come up there for a vacation, I have always wanted to visit there. Good luck with all your new adventures.

Marge said...

Had been wondering what was up. Glad all is well! Can't wait to hear about your new place. We just drove through part of Arkansas on our way back from Florida, so I look forward to hearing and seeing all about your new place. I bet it's beautiful!

Blessings..........

Leanna said...

Oh yay, good to hear from you! =)

Life with the Akin Clan said...

Oh my! You're back at Petit Jean?! I have always wanted to go there! Now maybe I can use the excuse, "But my blogging friend is there!" and we can go! ;-) That is actually the place we have picked for our first family vacation after we bring our adopted child home. So look for us in a year and a half! :-)

Sheila said...

You have been missed. I figured that you were a busy momma unpacking and such. Can't wait to see your new digs! xoxoxo

fluerdelyis said...

Good to have an update.
Glad you are settled in.
Chris Ann

BubblesandMoney said...

I am so glad you are back!! You were missed!!

Sarah said...

Sure missed reading your blog... but really miss getting to see you at the park. Hope to come and see you sometime soon. :)